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Ann Coulter: Eyes on the prize

 When a U.S. president is using the IRS to terrify his political enemies, destroying American health care, and opening our southern border to millions of future welfare-collecting, Democratic voters from the Third World, why is a dime’s worth of money being wasted on trying to replace the Republican senator from Mississippi with a slightly different […] Continue reading →

GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee

 Early returns Tuesday suggest a long night of vote counting in a tight race for Georgia’s Republican Senate nomination between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn and Libertarian Amanda Swafford in a contest that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two […] Continue reading →

Battleground Poll: Obama Disapproval Climbs to 57 Percent

Guy Benson  Politico’s latest public opinion survey of competitive 2014 states and districts is reminiscent of NPR’s similarly-designed poll released a month ago. President Obama’s job approval rating is underwater by double digits (43/57), while the GOP owns a two-point edge on the generic Congressional ballot (which typically favors Democrats), and a seven-point lead on […] Continue reading →

Dems target women with bills on contraception, pay

 Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters. Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall. Recent […] Continue reading →

Cleveland, no need to swoon over the RNC

Jeff Jacoby  Republicans picked Cleveland to host their 2016 national convention, and the city, writes the Plain Dealer’s Stephen Koff, “is swooning over its victory.” No kidding. “Huge day for our city. Has anything ever happened here that’s bigger?”tweeted Aaron Goldhammer, co-host of ESPN Cleveland’s morning sports show. Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County’s elected executive and […] Continue reading →

Democrats scour records for provocative comments

 As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own politically off-key statements. It worked like a charm for Democrats in 2012 when Republican candidates in Indiana and Missouri blew winnable Senate races after provocative comments on rape and […] Continue reading →

Palin, Impeachment and Unserious Politics

Jonathan S. Tobin,  Is impeachment the only remedy for President Obama’s unconstitutional power grabs? Congress doesn’t seem likely to be able to restrain his attempt to rule by executive order by either legislation or lawsuits. But those, like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who advocate this course of action, are saying more about themselves than […] Continue reading →

House GOP wants to spend $3.3M on Benghazi probe

 House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The seven-member GOP majority would receive some $2.2 million for staff and other operations while the five-member Democratic minority would get about $1 million, according to a document […] Continue reading →

Bad Week For Obama, Boehner? A Noted Journalist looks at Politics Today

Brian Birdnow  Last week Dan Thomasson, an Op-Ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune news service, a former Vice-President of Scripps Howard Newspapers, a former columnist at the Washington Times, and a general decorated veteran of print journalism published a long column which was syndicated in many major daily papers. The column, entitled, Shortage of Functioning Brain Cells […] Continue reading →

Senate Democrats: Obamacare? What’s that?

 North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has her Republican opponent right where she wants him geographically — and, therefore, politically. Thom Tillis is stuck at the state capitol trying to resolve a budget quarrel as speaker of the North Carolina House. It’s a spot that helps Hagan emphasize Tillis’ role leading a Republican-controlled state government […] Continue reading →